Rick Ross Avoids Jail Time
Rick Ross (real name William Leonard Roberts) has avoided jail time. On Tuesday (April 4th), the rapper and Maybach Music founder and his bodyguard Nadrian Lateef James pleaded no contest to misdemeanor kidnapping and assault charges. They had been accused of pistol whipping two employees at Ross’ palatial estate in Fayetteville in 2015.
They both were sentenced to five years probation. They pleaded no contest to three counts of pointing a pistol at another person. Ross also pleaded no contest to a marijuana possession charge and James to driving without a license.
As part of their probation, the two cannot have drugs, alcohol, or contact with the victims. A search clause and anger management classes are also included in their probation. See a clip of Ross speaking after his court appearance.
As previously reported, the pair were arrested in June 2015 after allegedly assaulting two service workers who threw a party at Ross’ Fayetteville mansion without his permission. The two men allegedly took the victims into the guest house on the property and attacked them.
One victim claimed that he was pistol whipped and left with a chipped teeth and an injured jaw, which resulted in him being “restricted to soft foods and liquid diet.”